A member of the public made a surprise find in Mandai on Sunday morning, when the person stumbled upon a litter of wild-boar piglets trapped in a canal.
Inspectors working for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) rushed down after they were alerted to the discovery, the society said in a Facebook post yesterday.
The caller managed to scoop out the babies in the meantime. The SPCA said the piglets were "distressed", but otherwise in good health.
The five striped piglets, which appeared to have lost their mother, were passed to the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society.
They were later released in the wild, in the area where they had been found, as the group had located a wild-boar trail in the vicinity.
The SPCA also rescued a dog trapped in a drain that same day, with the help of police.
The dog was found to have a maggot-infested wound in its vulva, and was treated at a vet's. It is being sheltered by the SPCA as the society attempts to look for its owner.
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